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Broadband connectivity to expand throughout West Africa

A new partnership between Vodacom Business Nigeria and integrated satellite solutions provider, Intelsat, will see broadband connectivity expand throughout West Africa.
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Intelsat SA announced that Vodacom Business Nigeria has signed an agreement for satellite services to expand its enterprise broadband networks and enable new and enhanced services throughout West Africa.

Under a new multi-year agreement, Vodacom Business Nigeria will utilise the satellite services on Intelsat 35e to deliver fast, high-quality and resilient broadband connectivity to the banking, oil and gas, and enterprise sectors across West Africa.

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In addition, the improved performance, efficiency and lower total cost of ownership delivered by Intelsat 35e, the fifth of the Intelsat EpicNG satellites, will enable Vodacom Business Nigeria to further enhance the services being offered to its existing customers in Nigeria; expand its offerings in the enterprise and internet of things sectors; as well as extend broadband connectivity in Nigeria.

“Everyone understands the power of connectivity, but it can be difficult to reach certain locations across Africa,” Lanre Kolade, managing director, Vodacom Business Nigeria said.

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“By integrating Intelsat’s satellite services into our network, we are able to rapidly deploy our broadband network into new areas across West Africa and deliver fast, affordable internet access today. This means that people in the communities that we serve will gain access to services that will provide real benefits such as business connectivity, news updates, improved quality of services in healthcare, banking and education, in addition to promoting the economic development of these communities.”
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